With the East-West Talent Lab, goEast provides young filmmakers from the areas of direction and production with a valuable platform for networking and further education during the festival week in Wiesbaden. Here, tomorrow’s pros are able to gain festival and co-production experience for the first time. However, goEast’s efforts to reach young professionals don’t stop there: the festival has dedicated itself to offering programmes that focus on critical, socially engaged filmmaking for this crucial group. It seeks to deepen its commitment to a filmmaking ethos devoted to advancing the cause of human rights. goEast has established corresponding projects with its partners: OPPOSE OTHERING! and Young Filmmakers for Peace.